Sunday, October 26, 2008

Raphael, Madonna

Thanks Ian Cox (26th October 2008) and Mail on line for this story. Sometimes restoration is for the better.

PS I found a poem by Big Kenny

While walking in the park one day,
I saw a sculpture in my way.
It stood alone, so tall and proud,
The top of the statue next to a cloud.
I sat on a bench and stared a while.
The outdoor sculpture made me smile.
The weather tried to make it old.
But it was just too strong and bold.
As I walked away from the 3-D art,
Sculpture had a special place in my heart.


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Friday, October 24, 2008

Sculpture removal in a minute

Well if you have a minute then have a look at this. It looks a bit like a "set-square" one used at school but I would hate to meet it coming the other way!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Some important sculpture to be seen

Rodin’s hand

Another of Rodin’s hands, much more interesting, but can you get your thumb like that? one of his best I think.

Rodin again, mmm..............MINOTAURE, VERSION AUX CORNES DROITES! A nightmare?

Renoir’s child’s head

Rodin dance movement, bit extreme!
Degas girl

Another Degas girl, better pose,

At least when there is an economic wave we sometimes find a silver lining. There seems to be a lot of Art up for sale, quite normal in this climate.

Some quite famous stuff too, but do you like it?

Pictures thanks to Sotheby's

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